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[texts]Advertisement: ABC Airflow - Jason Scott
Advertisement for ABC Airflow, an expansion fan for the front of IBM PC Computers.
Keywords: Flyers; Computer History; Sales; Catalogs; Leaflets; Mailings
Downloads: 14
[texts]Advertisement: Atari Software Services - Jason Scott
Simple adverisement for a number of powerful utilities for the Atari Home Computer family, allowing greater manipulation of cartridge and disk data. Classic example of the use of the "Atari Font" in selling Atari software (not to mention the Atari logo) from Hi-Res Magazine March 1984 Issue.
Keywords: Flyers; Computer History; Sales; Catalogs; Leaflets; Mailings
Downloads: 27
[texts]Advertisement: Atari Battlezone Tactical Error - Jason Scott
One of these players has made a tactical error in Battlezone; from Hi-Res Magazine March 1984 Issue.
Keywords: Flyers; Computer History; Sales; Catalogs; Leaflets; Mailings
Downloads: 15
[texts]Radio Shack's TRS-80 Color Computer 2 Christmas Advertisement - Jason Scott
Save $80 on Radio Shack's new TRS-80 Color Computer 2! Advertisement for Christmas (with required tree and presents and colorful screenshot) for the Color Computer 2, at a price of $159.95, or $239.95, which would give you extended BASIC. Not quite clear what extended basic is or why it was worth $80.
Keywords: Flyers; Computer History; Sales; Catalogs; Leaflets; Mailings
Downloads: 52
[texts]Technological Innovations for the Vic-20 and Commodore-64 designed by Rak-Ware - Jason Scott
Technological Innovations for the Vic-20 and Commodore-64 designed by Rak-Ware, including the Universal Tape Interface and the Expand-O-Ram, from Microware Distributing.
Keywords: Flyers; Computer History; Sales; Catalogs; Leaflets; Mailings
Downloads: 31
[texts]Processor Tech: Seven Points to Consider Before You Buy Your Small Computer - Jason Scott
Processor Tech: Seven Points to Consider Before You Buy Your Small Computer. Informs you that you have multiple choices in small computers and the Processor Technology Sol is reliable and well-maintained. From Creative Computing, May-June 1978 issue.
Keywords: Flyers; Computer History; Sales; Catalogs; Leaflets; Mailings
Downloads: 20
[movies]GET LAMP: Brendan Desilets - Jason Scott
Brendan Desilets was pointed out to me by Nick Montfort, who said he was worth interviewing because of his long life in the public school system, and his work and research in the world of interactive fiction as a teaching tool could not be ignored. And Nick was right! Brendan has done amazing work with it, and while we discussed a bunch of things, his thoughts on educating classes through interactive fiction drive that section of GET LAMP.
Downloads: 103
[movies]GET LAMP: Adam Thornton - Jason Scott
I interviewed Adam in the same hotel room in Las Vegas that I interviewed Ian Bogost, all during a classic gaming convention being held at the Riviera casino. He was a big recommendation from Robb Sherwin, who I'd interviewed earlier. As it turned out, every clip of his interview I used in GET LAMP was either negative or world weary, but that's not really the tone of a lot of his answers. Adam is a continual IF writer, and loves the medium dearly, and had continued to add fun new works to the wo...
Downloads: 97
[movies]GET LAMP: Jeremy Douglass - Jason Scott
Jeremy Douglass was one of a number of interactive fiction doctorates I interviewed for GET LAMP. In Jeremy's case, his defense was imminent (or it might have just happened, I don't quite remember) and so this was all a relatively new thing for him. His mind was full of his dissertation's research so he was a great interview just on that level of things. He drew a lot of parallels of writing and games and interactive fiction, and he'd been involved with the whole modern scene for years and years...
Downloads: 75
[movies]GET LAMP: Mike Sousa Interview - Jason Scott
When recording dozens of interviews for a documentary, a few are going to have notably less footage than the others, for no major reason other than time constraints and subject matter. While Mike Sousa is very scant in the GET LAMP movie and bonus features, he gave an excellent interview, the clips from which are finally available here. Mike Sousa's most notable feature to me that caused me to seek him out was his method of collaborating with other authors for most of his work; he'd worked with ...
Keywords: GET LAMP; Mike Sousa; Text Adventures; Interactive Fiction; Interviews
Downloads: 121
[movies]GET LAMP: Dan Shiovitz - Jason Scott
Dan Shiovitz, also known as "inky", had an enormous amount of helpful insight into the modern interactive fiction scene. What I found most interesting was that he didn't really worship or look up to the "classic" interactive fiction era. He thought it was nice and that they'd done some good work back then, but what interested him was what was being done now. His interview, therefore, is forward thinking, based on the modern era, and was really helpful all over GET LAMP to add statements that rea...
Downloads: 90
[movies]David Crane Introduction for DICE 2013 - Jason Scott
David Crane Introduction for DICE 2013
Keywords: David Crane; Dice; Introduction
Downloads: 23
[audio]Jason Scott Keynote At ISAT Cloudrot Workshop - Jason Scott
Keynote from Jason Scott at the ISAT Cloud Rot Workshop. Includes commentary and impromptu Q&As throughout.
Keywords: Cloudrot
Downloads: 23
[audio]Jason Scott Presentation At American Archivists Meeting ( Web Archiving Group) August 2014 - Jason Scott
Presentation by Jason Scott at the American Archivists Meeting, Web Archiving Group, in August 2014.
Keywords: Jason Scott; Archive Team
Downloads: 18
[movies]KansasFest 2009 keynote speech - Jason Scott
KansasFest is the largest annual gathering of Apple II enthusiasts in the world. Held each year, the event draws attendees from all over the world. For more info, see kansasfest.org. In 2009, Jason Scott was the keynote speaker. Jason is the host of the Textfiles.com web site, and creator of the "Get Lamp" video that chronicles text adventures, and "BBS: The Documentary" about computer bulletin board systems...
Keywords: KansasFest; KFest; 2009; Jason Scott; Apple; Apple II; BBS; text adventures
Downloads: 129
[movies]DEFCON Documentary Premiere: Ambient Sound and Q&A - Jason Scott
Ambient audience recording of the DEFCON Documentary Premiere and Question/Answer Session, which took place on August 1, 2013 at DEFCON 21. The full recording of the audience reaction, recorded from the podium. Roughly 1000 people were in attendance. The second track is the Q&A from the session, including director Jason Scott, producer Rachel Lovinger, Executive Producers Jeff Moss and Russ Rogers...
Keywords: DEFCON Documentary
Downloads: 50
[movies]GET LAMP: Lance Micklus Interview - Jason Scott
Lance Micklus was one of my favorite experiences of all the interviews and production run of GET LAMP. As the founder of Lance Micklus, Inc., he was right there at the start of the computer game revolution, one of the small mom-and-pop software houses that put out games for computers, in his case mostly the TRS-80. His company had employees, put out a number of products that were advertised in magazines of the time, and he even did work with Scott Adams and Adventure International...
Keywords: GET LAMP; Lance Micklus; Lance Micklus Associates; Text Adventure; TRS-80
Downloads: 125
[audio]BBS Documentary: Interview with Ben Gardiner - Jason Scott
Interview with Ben Gardiner, Sysop of the Aids Info BBS in San Francisco, CA. A miscommunication as to the interview being on camera meant that Gardiner (a member of the Screen Actor's Guild) couldn't be filmed. We instead chose to do an audio interview, and conducted it across an hour on the evening of July 28, 2002. Presented here are the results of that interview, edited slightly for content (no relevant passages have been exised or changed)...
Keywords: Documentary
Downloads: 417
[movies]GET LAMP: Keith Nemitz - Jason Scott
UNUSED IN THE DOCUMENTARY. Keith Nemitz, once employed by On-Line Systems (Sierra On-Line) and a talented game-maker and developer, has gone on to be an independent developer in the years hence. He contacted me about being interviewed and I stopped by one afternoon and interviewed him. Sadly, due to a technical error, his interview footage was truncated, something I didn't realize until much later, meaning many answers were lost...
Downloads: 52
[audio]Interview with Delchi, New York City, July 21, 2002 - Jason Scott
Interview conducted as part of The BBS Documentary Project.
Keywords: interview bbs delchi documentary
Downloads: 153
[movies]GET LAMP: Dan Horn - Jason Scott
Dan Horn has a rather unique perspective on the early days of the text adventure companies. He was working for Adventure International, Scott Adams' company, and then decided to switch over to Infocom and stay there. As a result, he had great stories of the Adventure International company as a store chain and catalog business, and then the growth and issues of Infocom, up to the absorbing by Activision...
Downloads: 125
[movies]GET LAMP: Mike Gentry Interview - Jason Scott
Several people had suggested I meet up with Mike Gentry - his work, Anchorhead, had itself turned a bunch of heads with its style, emotion, and approach. While one can never really tell what someone is "first" and "second", he seemed a great writer first who happened to use interactive fiction to tell one of his stories, not unlike Adam Cadre with Photopia. So we made an arrangement to meet in Virginia, at his home...
Keywords: GET LAMP; Interview; Mike Gentry; Interactive Fiction; Text Adventures
Downloads: 170
[movies]To My Dearest Friends... - Jason Scott
a little something i slapped together in honor of my best friends. ever. i hope you ALL enjoy it!
Keywords: friends; neon thief; fun; jason scott
Downloads: 1,485
[texts]Advertisement: Southwest Technical Products Terminal Kit - Jason Scott
Now $325 buys a 64-character terminal kit. Note that this isn't a computer, just a terminal, and the monitor is an extra $175. Goes to 1200 baud, and has 2k of memory. From Volume 1 Issue 1 of ROM Magazine.
Keywords: Flyers; Computer History; Sales; Catalogs; Leaflets; Mailings
Downloads: 18
[movies]GET LAMP: Dave Cornelson - Jason Scott
Dave Cornelson is a rock in the IF community, having run events, helped publish needed books and documentation, and is the creator of Textfyre, a next-generation IF system meant to bring the medium to whole new audiences. For his interview, conducted just after his kids' bedtime, we covered a whole range of the modern IF scene at the time, and a good amount made it into the film.
Downloads: 58
[texts]Imsai Advertisement: Complete Control - Jason Scott
Complete Control. Introducing IMSAI 8048 Single Board Control Computer. If a family (including milkman and grandma) were that enraputred by a circuit board, a train set and a ripped apart telephone, I'll eat my scanner. From Volume 1 Issue 1 of ROM Magazine.
Keywords: Flyers; Computer History; Sales; Catalogs; Leaflets; Mailings
Downloads: 24
[movies]ConCon: A History of Hacker Conferences - Jason Scott
"This con sucks. In fact, every con sucks. Every con was better last year, and that con sucked too." While this sort of discussion takes place at hundreds of bars, hotel rooms and meeting spaces every year, it would be a good thing to have a solid body of knowledge about the history of hacker conferences, their roots and pre-roots, and trends they show as both a cultural event and context in the world...
Keywords: Shmoocon; 2006; Jason Scott; History; ConCon
Downloads: 105
[movies]GET LAMP: John Romero Interview - Jason Scott
John Romero is probably best known as the co-founder of iD Software and co-creator of Doom and Quake (and Commander Keen). But his game experience extends back to the era of the Apple II and before. While reveling in the golden age of video games, his friend told him that there were games for free at the local college, and there they discovered the family of games now considered classics: Hunt the Wumpus, "Poison Cookie" and a game which turned out to be Adventure...
Keywords: GET LAMP; John Romero
Downloads: 661
[audio]DEFCON 21 DOC QA - Jason Scott
Q&A Session for the DEFCON Documentary Premiere, at DEFCON 21, August 1, 2013.Recorded using a ZOOM H4N Recorder - some echo and strangeness in the sound. Speakers include Jason Scott (Director), Rachel Lovinger (Producer), Russ Rogers (Executive Producer), Jeff Moss (Executive Proudcer).
Keywords: DEFCON; Documentary; Jason Scott
Downloads: 56
[movies]GET LAMP: Ryan Russell - Jason Scott
Ryan Russell and I had seen each other at a ton of DEFCON hacking conferences, and we talked about interviewing him for GET LAMP for quite a while. As it was, we finally found ourselves in the same place one year and I interviewed him for a while about his time as a playtester for Synapse software, and other related work. And then I lost the footage, due to a technical error. I let Ryan know about it, and he was happy to shoot it all again, because now he got a second bite to be more literate an...
Downloads: 71
[movies]GET LAMP: Adam Cadre - Jason Scott
Adam Cadre is kind of a legend in the IF community - coming in very quickly with a number of classic pieces that were unusual and moving, including the much-lauded Photopia. He was working on a project on a retreat and we were able to do an interview in the hallway, in between work sessions, and that's why on this particular set of clips you can hear a frequent "ding" from the elevator nearby. Editing of clips and music beds helped obscure this audio glitch in the final work...
Downloads: 189
[audio]2014 Kansasfest: Jason Scott - It's Been Quite a Year (at ARCHIVE.ORG) - Jason Scott
Audio recording of presentation by Jason Scott of ARCHIVE.ORG at the 2014 Kansasfest, an Apple II conference held in Kansas City, MO at Rockhurst University. Presentation covers advances in emulation, archiving and future goals for the Internet Archive in vintage software storage. Fast-paced and with occasional profanity.Some unexplained details, which were tailored for this specific crowd: The ASIMOV Archive is a large collection of Apple II disk images that has seen multiple owners and is the ...
Keywords: Jason Scott; Archive.org; Emulation; JSMESS; MESS; MAME; Disk Images; Apple II; Kansasfest
Downloads: 61
[movies]GET LAMP: Mike Roberts Interview - Jason Scott
Mike Roberts is the creator of TADS (Text Adventure Development System), one of the most popular game development systems. As one of the creators of commercial text adventure products in the 1990s, his perspective was invaluable for understanding the waning context of these games at that time. TADS continues to be developed and is considered a nearest competitor to the Inform system.
Keywords: GET LAMP; Mike Roberts; Text Adventures; TADS
Downloads: 171
[movies]Wikipedia, Brick by Brick - Jason Scott
Wikipedia, the "Free Encyclopedia that Anyone Can Edit" is now one of the top 20 websites on the Internet, and increasingly a primary source of information for many thousands of users every day. It also contains a number of fatal flaws in its architecture that it is slowly fixing through a number of fundamental changes being implemented each month. In this way, Wikipedia's publically-editable, worldwide-read, and often-relied-upon experiment can serve as an experimental hotbox, a warning to othe...
Downloads: 25
[audio]Jason Scott Keynote, JCDL2012 - Jason Scott
Keynote: All You Cared about Is Gone and All Your Friends Are Dead: The Fun Frolic of Preservation ActivismKeynote Speaker:  Jason Scott Yes, the endless progression of all things towards loss, destruction and disappearance are a bit of a bummer, but that's no reason to be down about it! Against the wave of thrown-up hands and jettisoned heritage comes The Archive Team, a rogue band of activist preservationists who are attacking the problem from all sides, logic and futility be tossed...
Keywords: Keynote; jcdl; jcdl2012; jason scott; archive team
Downloads: 134
[movies]GET LAMP: Peter Nepstad - Jason Scott
A cancelled interview in Chicago caused me to call Peter Nepstad, who was able to move time around to have me come over with almost no notice. (His son is in the next room playing in the kitchen.) As the creator of the IF Game 1892, he had a unique perspective as his commercial IF game was being sold in a number of museum shops and was designed to be both a game and an educational tool. He appears multiple times in the film, often talking about the process of reaching an audience and as a counte...
Downloads: 111
[movies]GET LAMP: Michael Feir - Jason Scott
Michael Feir was the founder and editor of Audyssey magazine, which is a magazine (now website) dedicated to finding accessibility in games. Blind himself, Michael was up for being interviewed for GET LAMP and even provides a critical show of using a game like Zork with a speech synthesizer. He really drove the sequence in GET LAMP about the blind, making it go from a potential bonus feature on the DVD to a prominent sequence in the final movie.
Downloads: 71
[movies]GET LAMP: Chris Forman - Jason Scott
Chris Forman is an incredible collector of adventure games - he has, if not every commercially released game, more than anyone seeking great shots and real insight into the variety of them could want. Originally he was going to just have me take some shots of his boxes, but I got the idea to interview him, so with no preparation, he graciously sat down and discussed both his favorite games, as well as what the process of collecting involves.
Downloads: 99
[texts]Advertisement: Orange+ Computer from Collins International Trading Corporation - Jason Scott
Advertisement for the Orange+ Computer, an Apple II Clone from Collins International Trading Corporation.
Keywords: Flyers; Computer History; Sales; Catalogs; Leaflets; Mailings
Downloads: 23
[movies]GET LAMP: Stu Galley - Jason Scott
Stu Galley is an Infocom author (The Witness, Seastalker, and Moonmist) who was also on the board of Infocom at its founding, and stayed at the company through to its "move" to California. He's one of my favorite interviews, and always had a kind word for me as I worked on the movie through the years. In this interview, his perspectives on Infocom both within the board as well as a writer were really great, and he shows up in a lot of places throughout GET LAMP.
Downloads: 88
[audio]BBS Documentary Preview: DEFCON MIX - Jason Scott
After three years of production, director Jason Scott showed 16 minutes of footage from his upcoming documentary on Bulletin Board Systems, "BBS: The Documentary". In this audio recording of the talk, Jason describes the steps that led him to this project, the reasoning behind doing it, and some of the more entertaining and informative lessons he learned from it. The footage itself only makes a short appearance in this recording (the opening music and closing music are included), but the questio...
Keywords: Conference Proceedings
Downloads: 1,988
[movies]GET LAMP: Dave West - Jason Scott
Dave West is a long-time caver, and was the leader of the expedition into Bedquilt that opens the GET LAMP film. After he and the rest of the party took me down into the cave for the day, I snagged an interview with him, Roger Brucker and Tom Brucker, to get background about caves and caving and knowing how this game was based on the actual system. He was really kind to do so after a massive day of moving some annoying filmmaker around the bowels of the earth.
Downloads: 68
[movies]GET LAMP: Robert Pinsky - Jason Scott
Nick Montfort, prominent in GET LAMP itself, was also a big advisor behind the scenes of the whole film (any re-issues are going to credit him for it). He gave me advice on subjects, listened to the raw interviews and asked about themes, and in some cases, was able to get me in touch with people I'd really have had no hope of reaching. One of these was Robert Pinsky, poet laureate of the US, who had worked on a game called "Mindwheel" in the 1980s, and who was Nick's professor at BU at one point...
Downloads: 72
[movies]GET LAMP: Rob Griffiths - Jason Scott
Rob is a perfect example of the benefits of not going just for "names" in a documentary about a wide-ranging subject - nothing on his resume says he was a big text adventure game player or person who was at the beginning of Zork. But there he was, a kid who had gotten into the MIT lab and seen early Zork being played and the effect it was having on the students and computer lab users. He was articulate and provided a wonderful dash of emotion into the descriptions which I used liberally in GET L...
Downloads: 106
[movies]GET LAMP: Jim Aspnes Interview - Jason Scott
One of the more common questions and statements made when I was discussing the production of GET LAMP was what role MUDs would play in the final work. MUDs, or Multi-User-Dimensions, or Multi-User-Dungeons (or Multi-Undergraduate Destroyers) were compelling, text-based worlds that took the world by storm starting in the 1970s and then attracting a mass of new adherents in the late 1980s and early 1990s with the introduction of many college students to the internet...
Keywords: GET LAMP; Jim Aspnes; TinyMUD; Interview; Text Adventures; Interactive Fiction
Downloads: 115
[movies]So You Got Your Lame Ass Sued: A Legal Narrative (DEFCON 9) - Jason Scott
A video of a talk by Jason Scott, known at DEFCON 9 as 'The Defendant', about his legal dealings with HarvardNet.
Keywords: defcon; defcon 9; jason scott; talk
Downloads: 52
[audio]Presentation: Archive Team and the Case of the Widespread Recognition - Jason Scott
Archive Team and the Case of the Widespread Recognition, presentation by Archive Team mascot Jason Scott at the Personal Digital Archiving Conference 2012. In a fast-paced 30 minute talk, Jason Scott describes an update of Archive Team, his own trajectory as an adjunct archivist for Internet Archive, the recent save of various projects, urls to collections on archive.org, and future projects. Various toolsets, including the Archive Team tracker, JSMESS, WGET-WARC and other approaches are discus...
Keywords: Archive Team; Jason Scott; Archive; Preservation; Geocities; MAME; MESS; WGET; WARC; Internet Archive; Paranoia; Food Museum
Downloads: 235
[movies]GET LAMP: Frank Fridd - Jason Scott
Frank Fridd is an interactive fiction writer in England who has been writing amazing, out of the box works for decades. He does it not for money, or attention, or as some sort of stepping stone - he does it because he loves it. This comes across in the interview, which we conducted in the same hotel room as Richard Hewison and Richard Bartle, while I was in London on a trip. Frank was a warm, friendly man who took the trouble to come down...
Downloads: 72
[texts]1983 Shelburne Holiday Catalog - Jason Scott
The 1983 Winter/Holiday catalog for The Shelburne Company (later Shelburne Innovations), a direct-mail Consumer Electronics company (with a now-closed showroom in Maryland). 28 pages of classic early-1980 consumer electronics, from the areas of telecommunications, health, gadgetry and furniture. "Innovative Products for You and Your Home" Larry Demko writes: "The Shelburne Company catalog, later called INNOVATIONS, was created and produced by Larry Demko, who wrote much of the copy...
Keywords: pulse; phone; cordless; Flyers; Computer History; Sales; Catalogs; Leaflets; Mailings; battery; tach; sensor; weighs; alarm; electronic; automatic; toll guard; remote control; pulse tach; mute button; cordless phone; blood pressure; gravity exerciser; stud sensor; clock radio; light alert
Downloads: 497
[movies]GET LAMP: Mary-Ann Buckles - Jason Scott
As soon as I'd heard of Mary Ann Buckles' story, I wanted to interview her, but it turned out to be a lot harder than I'd expected. She was featured in an article by Michael Erard in the New York Times in 2004, talking about how her pioneering work in game studies, a classic dissertation, had not been of interest to her in her life since academia, and she'd never looked back. In fact, she'd thrown out all her work years ago...
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